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  • A&E

    Wednesday, July 1, 2015

    The group is now offering a soundcheck/meet-and-greet experience before shows at the Venetian.

  • A&E

    Wednesday, June 24, 2015

    Reba is largely responsible for the early success of Brooks & Dunn, and also for this residency.

  • A&E

    Monday, June 22, 2015

    Fans who trudged to Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Sunday night talked of myriad methods to make future events more efficient and user-friendly. “They need to work on the organization of the parking lot. It took us three ... ”

  • A&E

    Sunday, June 21, 2015

    Right now, the place is hopping, for real, with 130,000 or so energetic fans bounding to electronic dance music, flashing lights and exquisite staging. The arched Kinetic Field entrance, leading tens of ...

  • Kirk Kerkorian

    Wednesday, June 17, 2015

    The late mega-resort mogul was a true pioneer.

  • A&E

    Wednesday, June 17, 2015

    Baz brings a different kind of show to the Mandalay Bay nightclub.

  • A&E

    Wednesday, June 10, 2015

    Less than two weeks before Holly Madison’s book about her tumultuous time at the Playboy Mansion is to be released, the club she helped launch at Mandalay Bay is announcing a “repositioning.”

  • A&E

    Wednesday, June 10, 2015

    During his five years at Caesars, many entertainment observers and officials in Las Vegas have wondered of Goss’ endgame on the Strip.

  • A&E

    Monday, June 8, 2015

    This week, Monday by the Numbers touches on such vehicles as Ferrari and Lamborghini and Porsche as the crew at Exotics Racing celebrated the opening of a Welcome Center at the attraction’s Las Vegas Motor Speedway home.

  • A&E

    Monday, June 8, 2015

    As always, The Kats Report Bureau is between mani-pedi appointments. More will be explained here, of course. But a rare manicure-pedicure and interview at the salon Color, the Michael Boychuck groovy grooming fortress at Caesars Palace, highlighted the weekend.

  • Business

    Sunday, June 7, 2015

    A famous rapper shakes things up downtown, big names prepare for EDM conference and more details announced about the nation's biggest Hooters ...

  • A&E

    Wednesday, June 3, 2015

    Dee Snider seems to be doing what they term in political campaigns as “walking back” some comments he made last week.

  • A&E

    Wednesday, June 3, 2015

    "We are not abandoning Las Vegas, or running away from it. We will never just leave Las Vegas in the rear-view mirror.”

  • A&E

    Tuesday, June 2, 2015

    In an impressive, often staggering series of performances, Frankie Moreno and his backing band have learned and played a unique show each week.

  • Music

    Saturday, May 30, 2015

    The Kats Report Bureau checked in with Michael Grimm on Friday night at Vinyl at the Hard Rock Hotel. He’s beginning a residency at the 600-seat rock club that lasts through the end of August. The nights are ...

  • A&E

    Wednesday, May 27, 2015

    “We’re still chipping away, like Michelangelo chipped away at David."

  • A&E

    Wednesday, May 20, 2015

    Catching up with the America's Got Talent winner.

  • A&E

    Wednesday, May 13, 2015

    Mariah’s performance is generous, fulfilling and familiar. If it’s a dance party you’re after, you’ll find it across the street.

  • Stadiums and Arenas

    Thursday, May 7, 2015

    NHL hockey remains a distinct possibility, but the venue will go beyond the puck.

  • Music

    Thursday, May 7, 2015

    It was built for Rock in Rio, but the 50-acre parcel will live on and host many different future events.

  • Sports

    Thursday, April 30, 2015

    At last, the main event has arrived. Find out why it took so long to get Manny vs. Floyd, what records will be broken, and what's at stake Saturday Night at MGM Grand Garden Arena.

  • Entertainment

    Wednesday, April 22, 2015

    “What could be a better Vegas show than this? It’s family-friendly, it’s funny, it’s musical and my audience spans every demographic imaginable."

  • A&E

    Monday, April 20, 2015

    The famed founder of Cirque du Soleil has sold controlling interest in the company, and the new majority ownership company is familiar around the world and ...

  • A&E

    Wednesday, April 15, 2015

    Priscilla is ready to unveil the only authorized Graceland exhibit to open outside of the Memphis estate.

  • A&E

    Wednesday, April 8, 2015

    Curious about backstage? Sometimes you gotta talk to the band.

  • A&E

    Wednesday, April 1, 2015

    A Blue Man does not readily warm to a woman, especially if the woman is a robot.

  • A&E

    Wednesday, March 25, 2015

    The adult-oriented Zumanity gets an update.

  • A&E

    Wednesday, March 11, 2015

    Puppetry of the Penis hopes to expand the brand in the U.S.

  • John Katsilometes

    Wednesday, March 4, 2015

    Cabaret Jazz has bolstered its lineup of local headliners over the past year.

  • A&E

    Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015

    “I am always, always trying to reinvent myself."

  • A&E

    Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015

    "You have to work to be noticed. ... Maybe I should change the name of my show to Cirque du So Gay.”

  • A&E

    Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015

    In a world where resort sales are not official until the involved parties sign documents, it’s safe to say that one famous Las Vegas hotel might not survive the summer. That hotel is the Riviera.

  • A&E

    Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015

    Perez leaves this month for a tour with Finnish cello/metal rock outfit Apocalyptica.

  • A&E

    Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015

    “Honestly, what they’re going to see is nothing they have ever seen before, let alone in Las Vegas. We wanted an adventure.”

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015

    Also, artificial bird adoptions (?!) at the Writer's Block.

  • A&E

    Friday, Jan. 30, 2015

    In the end, the Las Vegas Wranglers skated full circle. Vanquished from their home ice at Orleans Arena in December 2013, the team crisscrossed the Las Vegas Valley in search of a new home.

  • The Strip

    Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015

    “I can’t keep up with what’s going on. I have no idea. We have no plan. It’s management by haphazard luck.”

  • A&E

    Thursday, Jan. 1, 2015

    This was a one-night-only production that was not built for one night. It’s very title, “The Best Is Yet to Come,” is practically an announcement that Jennifer Lopez is in the plans for 2015 — and perhaps beyond — at Caesars Entertainment.

  • A&E

    Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014

    Half of the long-running and market-topping KXMB 94.1 “The Mix” morning radio team has announced a departure. Mark DiCiero, who teamed with Mercedes Martinez for 18 years ...

  • Magic

    Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014

    If anything, he says he spoils his cats to a fault.

  • A&E

    Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014

    It was inspired by the 50th birthday party he threw for his his wife.

  • television

    Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014

    Chatting with Mike Tyson: “I want to stay home and stay away from all the bullsh*t because I’ve been there before. I know what that fall feels like, and I don’t want to ever experience that again.”

  • SLS Las Vegas

    Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014

    Sam Nazarian has created just what he thinks Las Vegas deserves with SLS: A shiny new playground (that locals might be able to afford!).

  • A&E

    Monday, Aug. 11, 2014

    The lawsuit issued by Beauty Bar co-owner Darin Feinstein against club patron Megan Trivette has been withdrawn. The settlement was reached as Trivette, a customer who had posted on her personal Facebook page ...

  • A&E

    Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014

    On the night “Vegas Nocturne” closed at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, Spiegelworld founder and self-styled impresario Ross Mollison raised a champagne glass and proclaimed, “ ‘Vegas Nocturne’ is a hit!” Since that night on July 12, the show has not been heard from ...

  • Features

    Thursday, July 24, 2014

    “I am not surprised you ended up there,” she says, and I know she’s not kidding. “You always were kind of a Vegas guy.”

  • A&E

    Sunday, July 13, 2014

    Made official this morning with a release from the show’s host hotel, the Cosmopolitan, is that “Vegas Nocturne” indeed played its last shows Saturday night at the restaurant, lounge and entertainment fortress Rose. Rabbit. Lie. ...

  • A&E

    Monday, July 7, 2014

    Amid chatter about the unsteady future of “Vegas Nocturne” at Rose. Rabbit. Lie. in the Cosmopolitan, an online report posted today says the show is effectively being put to sleep. The same story said the show might surface at the soon-to-open SLS. ...

  • Entertainment

    Wednesday, June 18, 2014

    He's really looking forward to a movie role where he doesn't sing.

  • A&E

    Friday, May 2, 2014

    The new pedestrian project the Park will be filled with wondrous effects and, we are told, a lot of live entertainment.